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NAMM NEWS: Pioneer XPRS Speakers Are Compact, Versatile & Active

The new XPRS speakers include Powersoft Class D amps which Pioneer tell us are efficient and help fill the room with natural sound.

Make Noise Unveil System Cartesian, A Complete Eurorack Modular Synth

Imagine a powerful, complete modular system from Make Noise which is ready to play out of the box without needing an external controller! Then you’ve imagined System Cartesian.

Review: Wave Alchemy Mutate, Eurorack Multi-Samples For Kontakt

Want eurorack synth sounds with the convenience of a plugin? Wave Alchemy's 3.7 GB Mutate is made up of eurorack bass-oriented synths for Kontakt! Noah Pred uncovers its inspirational sonunds.

Sidechaining in FL Studio

Due to its flexible internal routing, there's more than one way to set up sidechaining in FL Studio 12. In this tutorial Gary Hiebner explores a few different ways to do it effectively.

NAMM 2016: Nord Announce Nord Piano 3

NAMM 2016 wouldn't be a show without a release from Nord Keyboards. And Nord tells us that the new Nord Piano 3 uses virtual hammer action technology to improve on the piano feel and realism.

Fits Like A Glove? Second Skin Synth Is A Cool Wearable Music Synth & Controller

NAMM isn't the only place you'll find new and innovative music synths and controllers. [push_reset] has created her own glove synth/controller and it looks like a cool way to gesture control music.

Top Producers Say New Music Controller, Touché, Enables Emotion, Passion & Sensitivity

Without giving too much away Expressive E have released another teaser video about their upcoming Touché controller featuring a host of famous producers (talking about it).

Review: MyNoise for iOS

Many studies have shown certain sounds and music to have profound health benefits for the listener. With this in mind, Lynda Arnold put the relaxation powers of MyNoise for iOS to the test.

Ten Tips To Make You A Better Songwriter

Songwriting is one of the more abstract parts of the music process, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have rules. Here are some tips to help you get better at writing songs. 

NAMM 2016: Doepfer Intoduces 4 New Eurorack Modules

Before we've even landed on the floor at NAMM 2016, Doepfer are announcing new eurorack modules! Read on to find out more.

Review: iRig Keys 37 PRO

How does the IK Multimedia iRig Key 37 Pro fare? Hollin Jones finds out how portable, playable and pleasurable it really is.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying About SoundCloud Takedowns

Aside from piracy of your own music, one of the most annoying things for modern musicians is a SoundCloud takedown or account suspension, especially when not justified. Here's why you need not worry.

NAMM: Korg NanoKEY & NanoKONTROL Studio, Wireless MIDI Controllers With Smart Features

Korg have launched their new range of nano MIDI controllers. While they are compact and portable, the nanoKontrol Studio * nanoKey Studio add innovative features and functions for a small price.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Mixing With Delay-Based FX

Music production rules are often there to be broken. Here are five essential mistakes to avoid when using delay-based plugins in your productions, along with extensive tips to do it right.

IK Multimedia Offer You Chance To Get Your Mix Mastered Live At NAMM By Gavin Lurssen & Reuben Cohen

IK Multimedia tell us you can enter the submit your mix in their contest for a chance to have it mastered by one of the world's top mastering engineers, live at NAMM 2016.